P'tit Basque

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P'tit Basque
Petit Basque.jpg
Country of originFrance
Source of milkSheep
Fat content45%
Weight1.25 lb (0.57 kg)
Aging time70 days
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P'tit Basque is a cheese that was introduced in 1997,[1] and was created by the French dairy giant Lactalis. P'tit Basque is made with pasteurized sheep's milk and is aged 70 days. It is covered in a thin light brown rind that has a basket weave pattern that was created in the curd pressing process, and then is covered in plastic wrap to prevent molding. It comes in relatively small wheels that weigh about 1.25 lb (0.57 kg). It has a fat content of 45%.[2]

P'tit Basque is a medium-firm cheese with a pungent smell and a mild flavor for a sheep's milk cheese.


  1. ^ "Feeling sheepish? Try a P'tit Basque". 29 June 2006.
  2. ^ Jones, G. Stephen. "Petit Basque – Sheep's Milk Cheese". The Reluctant Gourmet. Retrieved 13 August 2015.